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Display screen is dark

My camera was working fine this morning, but when i tried to use it a few hours later, the LCD display is dark, i can see what it is going to shoot if i hold the screen up to the light, but its dark.

Other than that, it works fine.

Any ideas?


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  • phacdelm Dec 21, 2007

    Same deal. Worked my way into the menu and did a reset all thinking my kids might have messed around with and display setting - but nope. Still very, very dark.

    The troubleshooting section of the manual says that "The image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright light" is a "normal occurence" .. is it possible that it gets confused?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    I have canon Power Shot A 630. Everything else works, but display monitor went black. (It happend when my 4year son had a camera in a half a minute and he was pressing something.) I tried connecting camera to computer and restore factory settings. I tried to find, where to set display on and off, but with a black screen everything seems imposible.

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    My LCD screen is totally blank - the camera still takes pictures, but I see no images and no menu - nothing. Please help. Someone who teaches digital camera classes was totally mystified - hope you can offer a solution.

  • BFoxFox Jun 07, 2008

    Camera is less than a year old and has worked great, but suddenly the screen is blank. (And yes I checked to make sure my daughter hadn't turned it off.) It's hard to troubleshoot since I can't see what the menus say.


  • jgram Oct 17, 2008

    My camera is doing the same thing. I turned it on one day and the display screen was completely black. It still takes pictures, but the only way I can see them is to download them to my computer. I cannot use the menu function because I cannot see them.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    lcd blacked out

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Same thing with my camera, but the whole thing is dark, and unseeable.

  • mikemcternan Feb 05, 2009

    I also have e the same problem. The LCD screen is black whereas the camera appears to work okay other wise.
    Can it be reset of fixed?

  • rwi11i Apr 06, 2009

    My LCD screen went dark all of a sudden, too. I might have pressed a button by accident, but that would be all. Everything else seems to be working....

  • u24uising Apr 20, 2009

    Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera moiniter is also dark,however,I can see the pics that were taken but i cannot see anything when i want to take a live shot. It also appears as though the shutter on the lens is stuck open.



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The lcd cable to main board is broken or disconnected.
The professional repair cost is similar to the value of the camera.
Therefore put the money into a new camera.
Or try fixing a disconnection your self.
Does anyone know how to do this?

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Had you messed with the buttons the brightness has gone down check it

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